This morning the Patriotic Millionaires took to the streets once again to fight for a fair minimum wage. Vice-chair Stephen Prince spoke at a rally to raise the minimum wage alongside Senators Bernie Sanders, Patty Murray, and Chuck Schumer.
For the first time since they were introduced in the 1930s, regulations to protect workers and create a safer American workplace are being openly questioned.
With each cabinet appointment, the question looms larger; was “the swamp” that Donald Trump threatened to drain one of incompetence and corruption, or was it actually our democracy that he had his sights on?
A lot of states are looking at so called “right-to-work” laws. They sound great. I’m in favor of everyone having rights and I’m in favor of working, what could go wrong? A lot, it turns out.
As a businessman, I know that putting more money into the hands of people who will spend it – American workers – is better for my business.
President Trump has nominated Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. owner Andrew Puzder to lead the Department of Labor for the next four years. Should Congress approve or reject this nomination? A brief look at the functions of the Department of Labor and Puzder’s background supplies the obvious answer: Puzder cannot become the Secretary of Labor. Congress established the federal Department of Labor in 1912. The legislation … Continue reading Abandoning America’s Workers, Starting at the Top
The United States congress passed these laws, because large employers have had a tendency to fail to treat employees fairly. The American workers deserve at the very least a Secretary of Labor who understand their point of view.
As my coal miner pop told me almost 60 years ago, “Republicans are the party of the rich son, but blue collars didn’t seem to mind.”
The 30 years following World War II were shaped by substantial economic growth and shared prosperity. So when and why did that change?
It’s Labor Day weekend. The end of the summer for some. The start of the political season for others. For too few of us, it is a reminder of the sacrifices and initiatives of workers – and the unions that represent them- that have made life better for all Americans.
Companies with employee partners don’t bother with phony empowerment — offering low-paid employees titles like “associate” or “team leader.” They share real wealth and power.
Worstall argues that raising the minimum wage in Washington DC to $15 an hour will hurt low income workers because — get ready for it — Walmart can’t come to town.
Let’s assume that maybe these business leaders haven’t seen the piles of reports and data proving their claims to be wrong. This quick fact check should help them clear up some of the biggest concerns/lies/myths RE: raising wages…
My late husband realized more than anything that the key to success was recognizing that each employee was an individual to be valued, dignified, and respected.
For the last three and half decades, American workers have largely been on their own. With the exception of labor unions, they have had no go for broke champion to help them navigate through the political scene.
Rensi leads his argument with the statement that proponents of raising the minimum wage have a fundamental misunderstanding of the service industry. Rather, it turns out that Rensi has a fundamental misunderstanding of economic reality.
What if more major companies shared the wealth with the employees who helped build them? If more enterprises valued their employees, not just with living wages but also with ownership stakes, we’d have considerably less inequality.
If conservatives don’t want people to be dependent on government, they should make it possible for them to be dependent on themselves. When people can stand on their own two feet, they can change the world.
Late last year, during a trip to DC to argue for higher wages for working Americans, the Patriotic Millionaires participated in a “brown bag boycott” of the Senate cafeteria. The goal of the boycott, which was organized by Sen. Bernie Sanders, was to raise awareness for low-wage Senate cafeteria workers striking to demand better pay and a union.
At some point, legislative influencers will realize that they have to act on raising the federal minimum wage. What kind of deal will they strike? Politicians could have much to lose. Democrats will have much to prove.